Carl Kruger's resignation letter has been filed with Senate Secretary — effective immediately. full text:"I hereby resign my office as State Senator effective immediately"
Breaking Ex Senator Kruger
Pig Kruger Cries Because He Got Caught
Kruger, an influential Democrat and 16-year legislator, stood before Judge Jed S. Rakoff in United States District Court in Manhattan and pleaded guilty to four of the five counts in the indictment against him. The charges included two counts of fraud conspiracy, for which he could face up to 20 years in prison, and two counts of bribery conspiracy, which carries a maximum term of five years.
Kruger pleaded guilty to 4 cnts. Cried while admitting bribery, mail fruad. Deal = max sentence 132-135 mos. $450K fine. Charges = 50 yrs. * AP: Kruger agreed not to appeal any prison sentence up to 11 years and three months. His sentencing was set for April 26. * State senator resigns, admits to role in corruption scandal * Kruger_ Carl and Turano_ Michael - Plea Agreements(NYDN)* Photo: Shades Drawn, Gates Down At Kruger’s District Office(Sheephead Bites) * Kruger’s official Senate Webpage is no more.
Carl will cop to corruption raps(NYP) * Brooklyn Senator Expected to Plead Guilty in Corruption Case(NYT) * Source: State Sen. Carl Kruger to plead guilty Tuesday(NYDN) * Michael Turano, one of the gynecologist brothers with whom Kruger lived in Mill Basin and had an “intimate” relationship, according to investigators, is also planning to plead guilty today.
Hsggerty Support Bloomberg and Bob Turner against Ragusa and the Queens GOP establishment
Was the $700,000 a payoff to Haggerty for forcing Ragusa and the Queens organization to support Bloomberg
Steal cage(NYP) * Ex-Consultant to Mayor Gets Prison for Theft(NYT) * Convicted of Stealing Mayor's Money, Queens Politico Gets 1 to 4 Years (WSJ) * Haggerty’s attorneys are planning to appeal his conviction.* A Sentence for Stealing From Bloomberg That Doesn’t Compute (NYT) * John Haggerty was essentially a political orphan.
RogerJStoneJr Roger Stone (Twitter) When Manhattan DA Cy Vance caught dem op Kelly Colin stealing from NARAL she got off w/ no jail time- John Haggerty ? Cy wanted 5 to 12
Crooks Investigating Crooks Liu Vs. Klein
NYC Comptroller John Liu is taking a close look at the money Sen. Jeff Klein’s law firm made through suits filed against the city.
40% of NYS voters think the state just passed a tax hike, 28 percent think it was a tax cut, and 35 percent are undecide
Plurality of Voters in Poll Fault Cuomo on Tax Deal(NYT) * Poll: NYers mixed on new millionaire tax hike(WSJ) Cuomo hits new Q poll high: 68%. Tax code reform spin success, voters divided: hike or cut? Rich still don't pay enuf. * Q-Poll: Tax Code Confuses Voters(YNN)* Just three states — New York, Rhode Island and Wyoming — reported increases in their unemployment rates in November.
thomaskaplan Thomas Kaplan (Twitter) .
@QuinnipiacPoll: Voters fault Cuomo for breaking pledges on taxes, transparency—but still love him.
The Taxi Fight Continues
Breaking 5:30PM Cuomo will sign the original bill with promise legislature will take up changes in jan
18,000 livery licenses will be phased in over 3 yrs. 3,600 will be accessible. City will pay up to $54 million to subsidize purchases of wheelchair-accessible livery cabs
Hidden taxi agendas Why it’s so hard to hail (NYP) * Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s opposition to a bill to increase the number of NYC taxi medallions could ultimately hurt the disabled community he says he’s trying to protect * The taxi bill deadline is tomorrow, and no deal is in sight, though the Rev. Al Sharpton is now involved.* VeriFone signs taxi ad deal with NBC(Yahoonews) *.
@MayorEdKoch urges @nyGovCuomo to sign taxi bill & notes it "passed overwhelmingly by the Senate and the Assembly..."* Bloomberg says Gov. Cuomo will not veto taxi expansion bill(NYP)
Streetsblog compares Cuomo’s transit policy to that of other Democratic governors – including his possible 2016 primary opponent, Mayrland Gov. Martin O’Malley – and finds it lacking.
LATFOR’s co-chairs are predicting their redistricting plan will be released after the holidays; it has been held up by the fight over counting prisoners.
The Last Amigo
The last amigo standing, Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., believed ex-Sen. Carl Kruger’s claim of innocence.
Samuels' Cuomo Do As I Say Not As I Do $$$
Dem donor Bill Samuels on Cuomo "he...continued to raise $ in the same manner which he claims 2 find fault with" Capital)
NYC Never Get Its Fair Share
Rockefeller Institute study: NYC pays 45% of NYS taxes, gets 40% of spending. Suburbs: 24%/18%. Capital Region: 4%/7%. Upstate: 24%/35%.
All the Daily Newspaper Wood Is Officer Figoski Farewell
20,000 in final salute to hero cop Figoski(NYP) * In a Sea of Blue, a Fallen Officer Is Remembered(NYT) * 'Sea of blue' turns out for funeral(NYDN) * Mourners Remember a Fallen N.Y.C. Officer, Peter Figosk(NYT)* Friends, Family, Fellow Officers Gather For Final Farewell(WCBS) *Alleged cop killer, accomplices plead not guilty in B'klyn cop shooting(NYP)
Man Accused in Officer's Death Fights With Officers at Rikers Island(NYT) * Investigators suspicious of gun owner's claims(NYDN)* Lamont Pride fights with Rikers guards over routine search(NYP)